The Khmer Times, 16 October 2017 The possibility of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) being dissolved is rather high after remarks made by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, who said: “I must affirm here that when one political party is dissolved, five new ones will replace it.” The CNRP will face … Continue reading What if CNRP Gets Dissolved?
The Khmer Times, 6 October 2017 Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was among the few political leaders who publicly expressed their support for the presidential candidate Donald Trump in the US election last year, with the expectation that the US would prioritise economic cooperation. Mr Hun Sen firmly believed that Mr Trump, as a businessman, … Continue reading Has Hun Sen’s View of Donald Trump Changed?
The Khmer Times, 26 September 2017 The Cambodian government, under the leadership of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), is striving to adjust its foreign policy and adapt itself to the fast-changing global geopolitics and geo-economics. Addressing the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly last Friday, Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn underlined two key … Continue reading The World View from Cambodia
The Khmer Times, 15 September 2017 The recent closure of some local media and the arrest of the head of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kem Sokha, have stirred the dynamics of domestic politics as well as geopolitics. Cambodian issues have become internationalised. Without a proper strategy and smart diplomacy, Cambodia will again … Continue reading Is it a new Cold War?
The Khmer Times, 12 Sept 2017 The recent political development in Cambodia has caught remarkable international attention. The government has taken all measures to prove that the arrest of Kem Sokha is constitutional, in accordance with the rule of law. "If we could not prevent Kem Sokha on time, then the whole country could be … Continue reading The Government’s Views on Kem Sokha’s Case
The Khmer Times, 4 September 2017 The Asean-South Korea relationship has dynamically evolved over the past three decades, moving from a sectoral dialogue in 1989 to full dialogue in 1991 and strategic partnership in 2010. Bilateral trade volume reached $119.3 billion in 2016. Vietnam and Singapore are the two major trading partners of South Korea. … Continue reading Asean, South Korea to strengthen their ties
The Khmer Times, 30 August 2017 Asean does matter in South Korea’s strategy on North Korea, given Asean can enable a conductive environment for dialogue, trust building and conflict prevention. North Korea is the member of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) – the only regional mechanism that North Korea is part of. Asean has certain … Continue reading South Korea needs Asean in its strategy on North Korea